Brandon Kidd Photography sent us our next gem of a wedding and it is about as naturally gorgeous as you can get. You know those people that roll out of bed without a stitch of makeup and look positively radiant? Ya, I’m definitely not one of those lucky ducks but this wedding sooo is. It is paired down to gorgeous views, perfectly edited details and of course, one extremely happy and oh so in love couple. See it all here.
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From the Bride… We wanted to showcase New Zealand (after all, we were lucky enough to have people traveling from all over the world!), so a quintessentially New Zealand location that had gorgeous scenery and excellent food and wine was key – Mudbrick Vineyard was perfect! Our families and many of the guests hired holiday houses (called a “bach” in NZ) on Waiheke for the time surrounding the wedding, so there was plenty of pre- and post-wedding celebrating. Our travel theme was an easy choice, considering the thousands of miles we’ve traveled to see each other over the years, the many guests traveling from all corners of the globe, and the fact that now with families in two different countries there will be plenty of travel ahead! We both love maps and old letters and parcels wrapped up with string, so we had great fun bringing it all together. Jenny fell in love with the bridesmaids’ dresses at first sight, so styled things around them as well, keeping things romantic and soft with an old-fashioned feel. The trickiest part was finding the guys’ ties!
Photographer: Brandon Kidd of Brandon Kidd Photography / Florist: Waiheke Flower Gallery / Invitations and Stationery: by the Bride and Groom / Cake: Cupcake / Favors: Makana Confections / Entertainment: Jabsco Sounds / Gown Designer: La Sposa / Bridal Salon: Fashions by Farina / Hairpiece and Veil: Flowers pins from Etsy, veil borrowed from a friend / Hair and Makeup: Lexia Dyer Hair and Makeup / Formal Wear (Men’s): Frank Casey Formal Suit Hire / Bridesmaid Dresses: Anthropologie / Mother’s Dresses: Nicole Miller / Wedding Rings: Tiffany and Co., Boston Ring and Gem
Be prepared to have some serious wedding venue envy! Sutherland Kovach Studio sent us this gem all the way from New Zealand with stunning views of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf. The whole affair has a casual, backyard feel to it but still shines with elegance. I love the wild, garden party arrangements and handcrafted details made out of vintage paper. Stay a little longer in wedding paradise by visiting the full gallery!
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From Sutherland Kovach Studio… Amy and Matt got married on New Year’s Eve on Waiheke Island in New Zealand. Matt is from the UK and Amy is a New Zealander, and they met while crewing yachts in Europe. Most of their wedding was organised over e-mail as the yacht they were on sailed around the world. They chose Waiheke Island as it’s a short boat ride from Auckland and would make a great holiday destination for their guests, many of whom were also travelling great distances to celebrate with them.
Their ceremony and reception were held at Mudbrick Vineyard, a truly beautiful venue overlooking Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf. The bridal party got ready and had some of their pictures taken at the stunning Delamore Lodge.
The flowers were done by Waiheke florist Wildflower, following Amy’s (very brief) brief of ‘just picked’. Amy and her stepmother folded over a hundred paper cranes to hold each placecard at the tables, and the orders of service were printed onto vintage papers. Family wedding pictures spanning the generations were displayed throughout the dining room.
Guests toasted the bride & groom and partied into 2011 with the aid of the local Chocolate Fish Band.
Wedding Photography: Sutherland Kovach Studio / Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue: Mudbrick Vineyard / Pre-Ceremony Preparations & Photos: Delamore Lodge / Flowers: Wildflower / Bride’s Dress: Macy’s / Bride’s Shoes: Sergio Rossi / Groom’s Suit: Dolce & Gabbana / Wedding Band: Chocolate Fish
We have had an absolutely absurd amount of posts go up today! The wedding was just so pretty and the bride was sweet enough to share so many details, I wanted to make sure that we got it all in. Here is a last look at the beautifully photographed, by the wonderfully talented Lauri Levenfeld, New Zealand wedding…
From the bride…
At the reception and dinner, we wanted to showcase the very best NZ and Waiheke Island ingredients and highlight produce from the winery’s vegetable garden. We served the Mudbrick’s own award winning Rose, Chardonnay and Syrah, as well as a special wine from Anna’s family vineyard in honor of Anna’s late brother Kiet who planted the grapes as a boy.